Bourbon

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Love a good bourbon (which is made in Kentucky and nowhere else :)). Unfortunately I live in a state with government ABC stores, so the selection is somewhat limited. I have to suffer through with the likes of Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace. We're barely pulling through...:)

Tim
 

LL21

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Hi Tim,

Yes, Bourbon is kentucky and "Scotch" is Scotland. The interesting thing is that Buffalo Trace is ultimately the maker of Sazerac, i believe. The regular stuff if ok...but the 18-year Rye is stunning. Perhaps if they can source Buffalo trace, someone there can do a special order for you to try?
 

Wasatch

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Love a good bourbon (which is made in Kentucky and nowhere else :)). Unfortunately I live in a state with government ABC stores, so the selection is somewhat limited. I have to suffer through with the likes of Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace. We're barely pulling through...:)

Tim
I feel for ya, LOL
 

Kal Rubinson

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Love a good bourbon (which is made in Kentucky and nowhere else :)). Unfortunately I live in a state with government ABC stores, so the selection is somewhat limited. I have to suffer through with the likes of Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace. We're barely pulling through...:)
Tim
One of my sons-in-law (clumsy term) is a bourbon collector and investor. He buys future lots of small batch bourbons as well as at sales and auctions. I am very happy to enjoy the "trickle down" from him (figuratively, of course).
 

Wasatch

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Some Basil Hayden's (Neat) this afternoon. This is the lightest bodied Bourdon I've had to date, very tasty, I like. :D

Cheers!
 
Jul 1, 2010
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Hi Tim,

Yes, Bourbon is kentucky and "Scotch" is Scotland. The interesting thing is that Buffalo Trace is ultimately the maker of Sazerac, i believe. The regular stuff if ok...but the 18-year Rye is stunning. Perhaps if they can source Buffalo trace, someone there can do a special order for you to try?
I can always have it shipped in. Buffalo Trace has actually become my go-to. It's a $25 bourbon that tastes like fifty bucks. I love a bargain...

Tim
 

LL21

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Agree. My favorite 25-buck single malt whisky is probably Craggenmore 12.
 

JackD201

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Would somebody be so kind as to compile a list of your recommendations? Tim, if you think you've got it bad, we get nothing but JD and JB over here!
 

Wasatch

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So far for me, still have some Booker's, Elijah Craig 12 yr. old, and WT Rare Breed to check out.

Gentleman Jack ***
Knob Creek *****
Jack Daniels (Black Label) **
Bulleit Frontier ****
Buffalo Trace ****
Woodford Reserve *****
Maker's Mark ****
Ridgemont Reserve 1792 *****
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2001 ****
Maker's 46 ****
Jack Daniels Single Barrel ****
Eagle Rare Single Barrel *****
Basil Hayden's *****

Cheers!
 

LL21

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Thank for that! looks interesting. I could do my own list of single malt whiskys (ie, Scotches). Jack - if you're interestd, could post it tonite, ranked and with a few comments
 

JackD201

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thank for that! Looks interesting. I could do my own list of single malt whiskys (ie, scotches). Jack - if you're interestd, could post it tonite, ranked and with a few comments
yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!! :d
 

LL21

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yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!! :d
Jack, here you go. My ranking. (Y) means i own them and know them well. Some notes though not good ones frankly. The rankings means that anything with a '0' is the top of the list and all those are ranked relatively equally, and the next category follows. Since there are 4 whiskys in the top category, the next category starts at 5. You get the basic idea.

let me know if you've any other questions! happy to share my opinion.



0. Glenfiddich '77, smooooth, rich, stunningly smooth actually
0. Springbank 35-year; smoky, the ultimate of Springbank non-sweet imho
0. Springbank 21-year (Y) smoky, sweet, smoooth, the ultimate of Spring sweet imho
0. Macallan 30-year, smoooooth, clean...one of the most memorable and favored clean, smooth non-smoky whiskys of all time imho

5. Springbank 18 (Y), smoky, smooth, for what i paid a stunning achievement, and its doubled in price in the last 3 yrs since selling out.
5. St. Magdalene 26-year (Y), honey, pure honey
5. Ardberg Supernova '10 (Y), smoke!!!, but so tasty, so good you could drink the smoke for a looong time.
8. Ardberg '78, smoke, 'rougher'
8. Sazerac Rye 18-year Old (Y), smooth Bourbon, very smooth, very refined and a memorably caramely flavor
10. Glenrothes 1985 (Y) rich, syrup
10. Lagavulin 16 (Y) great value, smoke and one of my fav whiskys. period.
10. Macallan 18 year (Y), great value
10. Laphroig 18 Year (Y), smoke,
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13. Glenmorangie 18 (Y),
13. Invergordon Berry Bros 1971 (Y)
13. Laphroig 10 year (Y), smoke
16. Highland Park 18 (Y), med rich,
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17. Craggenmore 12-year (Y), light, smooth
18. Ardberg 1991, smoke
19. Glenlivit Nadurra 16 yrs, sweet
19. Lagavulin Distillers Edition (Y),
19. Yoichi 10-Year,
22. Lagavulin 12year (Y), light smoke
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23. Glenmorangie Cellar 13, sweet, smooth
24. Glenmorangie Signet, sweet smooth
25. Bowmore 18-year, Bruiccladdich 18
 

LL21

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not really...i keep this is list in my personal berry mainly to stay organized, and just add whiskys as i go. i added the 'notes' here for WBF, as i only wish to keep the list & ranking. so it was a copy/paste. i appreciate whiskys but am far from serious.
 

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